New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field.
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph and St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford have signed a new strategic alliance to increase the leadership capabilities of healthcare leaders.
Through this agreement, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph and St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford employees will have the opportunity to work towards earning their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation. The CHE designation is the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.
Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at CCHL, said: “The Canadian College of Health Leaders is thrilled to have signed an Employer Agreement with St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph and St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford. This agreement represents their dedication and commitment to lifelong learning and development of its leaders, at all levels of the organization.”
“We are delighted to partner with the Canadian College of Health Leaders”, says Sandra Ramelli, Vice President, People and Strategy, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph and Interim President, St. Joseph’s Lifecare, Brantford. “We are deeply committed to fostering resilience, learning and growth for everyone in our organization. We believe that by partnering with CCHL we will have the opportunity to enrich our staff’s experience and growth by providing them access to innovative leadership opportunities”.
This collaboration will also allow for both St. Joseph’s organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian healthcare system.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph is Guelph’s leading, fully-accredited, not-for-profit provider of resident long term care, complex medical, and rehabilitation services, along with excellent community support services for people who live in their own homes but need assistance in their day-to-day lives.
St. Joseph’s Lifecare, Brantford is a not-for-profit provider of long-term, hospice and palliative care outreach meeting the care needs of the community in and around Brant County.
About the College
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.
Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.
Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,300 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.
For more information about the College, visit: www.cchl-ccls.ca
Integrated Vice President, People & Strategy
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford
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